Deuteronomy 4:2 and the 'New Testament'

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by Tim Roach


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I had this question asked to me a while back:

How do you as a Christian reconcile Deuteronomy 4:2 and the 'New Testament'?
"You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it."
At first I started to skip this question, for the person asking was obviously, based on their other statements, simply trying to prove that the bible is invalid and not really looking for an answer.

However, the more I thought about it, the more I felt like I needed to at least try clarifying the verse. As well as post the question and response here, as I am sure many use the verse to encourage people to turn away from Our Creator.

With The Verse:

Deuteronomy 4:2
Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

As well as:

Rev 22:18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
Rev 22:19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and [from] the things which are written in this book.

Means very simply not to be doing what so many groups, Christian and non Christian groups alike are doing to the bible these days. Taking the writing and meaning out of context adding words/interpretations, while at the same time "forgetting" to talk about other parts that do not match what THEY WANT The Bible to say.

It is referring to those trying to make The Bible say what "people" want it to say, to "prove" their own twisted version of Our Creator. Rather than what the bible actually does say about what Our Creator really is.

Which is why when it comes to studying and learning about Our Creator I always try to remind people:

Never confuse the practices of the people with the church,
Never confuse the practices of the church with religion,
And Never Ever confuse the practices of religion with God.



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